Oklahoma Christian University received the charter for the Alpha Delta Rho chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, National Political Science Honors Society, in October, 2006. Since that time, members have made great strides in undergraduate work and graduate studies. Members have been accepted to graduate programs at Harvard, University of Texas-Austin, Texas Tech University, University of California-San Diego, Oklahoma University, and The University of Kent in Brussels, Belgium. Members have also been accepted to law schools such as Oklahoma University, Oklahoma City University, University of Virginia, University of New Hampshire, Baylor, Texas Tech, Notre Dame, Southern Methodist University, and University of Tulsa.
The chapter has been particularly active in the Southwestern Model Arab League competition, an intercollegiate competition of research and debate. In April, 2011, OC’s team came in second place behind only the National winners. Since then, the OC team has been second to none, having won the Outstanding Delegation Award at the Southwest Regional competition for past six years in a row. In 2017, 8 of 10 won Outstanding Delegate awards.
Pi Sigma Alpha also sponsors a campus wide debate during the Fall and Spring semester. This is open to all students for participation. The fall topics are usually global in nature, while the spring topics are specific to Oklahoma Christian. Chapter members also provided tutoring to students in Intro to American Government again this year.
In November, 2017, members of Alpha Delta Rho will attend the Oklahoma Political Science Association meeting and present their scholarship. This will be a new experience for chapter members, expanding their out of class education experiences.